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Penny and the Little Lost Puppy Reviews

Penny and the Little Lost Puppy by Emily Sutton

Penny and the Little Lost Puppy

Emily Sutton

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1 review

Category: Children's
Imprint: Walker Books Ltd
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
Publication date: 1 Apr 2021
ISBN: 9781406382761

The author-illustrator debut from one of the best artists working today - featuring one adorable little dog!

  • The TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Alex O’Connell
10 Apr 2021

"a charming debut that unpacks the pain of moving home"

Penny and the Little Lost Puppy is a touching story that unpacks the pain of moving house for children. To open one of Sutton’s books is to submit to fantasy. Few of us live in this nostalgia-dripping world (also inhabited by the Ahlbergs and Shirley Hughes) where roses grow up the sides of terraced houses with cute dormer windows, apple trees are always ripe with fruit and independent stores with candy-striped awnings line the cobbled streets. Realists will balk but I love it, grateful to escape the litter-blown pavements, fox poo and killer mastiffs — for a bit, at least.

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